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Taking ownership

After taking ownership of a folder of a user in the domain.  The user cannot access their folder.  How can I restore access for the user?
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Giovanni HewardCommented:
To view permissions:
cacls X:\path\to\folder

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To grant full permissions to user being denied:
cacls X:\path\to\folder /e /g %userdomain%\%username%:f

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CerqPabzAuthor Commented:
When I enter this command it accepts it but when the user access his profile he receives a message saying access is denied.  Even though it seems to have full rights.
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CerqPabzAuthor Commented:
do I have to set up ownership to everyone?
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Giovanni HewardCommented:
cacls X:\path\to\folder /e /g DOMAIN\Users:f

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Try having the user logoff before trying again.
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Michael MachieFull-time technical multi-taskerCommented:
No, ownership changes should not be made unless you have a problem in the first place. Never assign ownership to a staff member and that should only be reserved for Admins.

 Next, considering that you set ownership to yourself, if the User was the owner originally with no other sharing permissions set for that User, this would break that share access.

Best practice is to:
- Set the Owner as the domain admin or local admin for the machine where the folder resides.
- Use the Advanced Sharing method (for NTFS permissions) to set the proper Share access for that User.

If it was not set that way originally then that is most likely your problem. Please let us know how the share permission was set prior to you making your change but it seems like the User was set as the Owner rather than proper permissions being set.
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